Pictorialism in England, Part Two

The Annans, Father and Son From Document to Art Around 1890 the world of photographers changed. Before the end of the nineteenth century, photography had been very much an individual enterprise. The practitioner, whether amateur or professional customarily was...

Photographing Victorian Fantasies, Part Two

Fairies and Spirits: Resisting Modernity Part Two: The Fairies Arrive In Strange and Secret Peoples. Fairies and Victorian Consciousness (1999), Carol Silver, explained that fairies were a uniquely English phenomenon, part of the folklore of the British Isles. The...

Photographing Victorian Fantasies, Part One

Fairies and Spirits: Resisting Modernity Part One: The Spirits Return The English fin-de-siècle was quite different from the French fin-de-siècle. A mere glance at the art of London in comparison to that of Paris shows a French society racing ahead to the twentieth...

Composite Photography in Victorian Times

Photography as Collage In the halls of the history of photography, the name of William Notman (1826-1891), does not often appear, and yet he is one of the most adept practitioners of the Victorian phenomenon known as “composite” photography or...
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